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Falcón International Reservoir

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1954. FM 2083 at U.S. 83, 14 miles northwest of Roma

Jointly owned by the United States and Mexico, the dam and reservoir were built for water conservation, hydroelectric power, flood control, and recreation. Named for one of the Spanish colonial settlements inundated by the massive engineering project, the one-hundred-fifty-foot-high, five-mile-long, rolled earthfill and concrete dam impounds 115,000 acres at its maximum fill level. A two-lane causeway sits atop, providing a platform with vistas of the meandering Rio Grande at the international boundary line.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.



Gerald Moorhead et al., "Falcón International Reservoir", [Roma, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 285-285.

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